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On The Way To The Columbia Icefields

Banff to Jasper Drive – The Most Scenic in Canada

The drive between from Calgary all the way through to Jasper, Alberta is a treat. Once you're about 20 minutes west of Calgary you get into big sky country and from there it just gets better and better. Highlights include the area around Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Bow Lake and the Columbia Icefields. I personally think the drive between Banff and Jasper is the most scenic drive in Canada - though there is some close competition -…

Reflection On Grizzly Lake

Best Adventures in Canada for Outdoor Addicts

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Canada is an exceptional country for outdoor addicts. Bordered by three oceans and home to several mountain ranges, as well as thousands of lakes, and hundreds of rivers, the trick is narrowing down the geographic area you want to explore. Detailed below are 5 of the best adventures in Canada. While I have done literally hundreds of adventures in the country I always have a hard time picking…

Great View Of Mt. Thor From A Distance

Across the Arctic Circle on Foot on Baffin Island

Last week's introduction to Baffin Island wasn't a warm one - as far as the temperature was concerned. And it didn't really get much better for several days. Fortunately though the scenery did.  Our plan was to hike along the Weasel River to the high point at Akshayuk Pass by Summit Lake, crossing the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island in the process. Although distances were short, the hiking was slow because of the 50 -…

I Wonder How Quickly These Cliffs Are Eroding

A to Z List of Canadian Islands (Mostly) Worth a Visit

I thought I'd improve my Canadian geography and so I've come up with an A to Z list of Canadian Islands worth a visit. This may be a test of your geography skills too. Start with Anticosti Island  in Quebec and finish with Zuckerberg Island in British Columbia. Anticosti Island Anticosti Island located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, is Canada's 20th largest island. It's sparsely populated by humans but there are over 160,000 white…

145 Weird, Fun & Interesting Facts About Canada

For fellow Canadians and those even mildly interested in Canada I thought I'd put a blog together and give you 145 weird, fun and interesting facts about Canada. Canada came into being as a country on July 1, 1867 when the British Parliament passed the British North America Act. Famous Canadians Famous Canadian celebrities include Justin Bieber, Michael Buble, James Cameron, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Mike Myers, Ryan Reynolds and William…

Enjoying A Sunset Over Vancouver From Our Room At The Pinnacle Hotel At The Pier

Weird & Wonderful Facts About Vancouver

Learning unusual facts about a city before you visit can really enhance your stay and make it more interesting. With a sharp rise in visitors to Vancouver in the summer I figured the timing was right to put together a list of interesting facts about the city of Vancouver. Here's my list of 35 weird and wonderful facts about Vancouver, a city I had the pleasure of living in for almost 10 years. Vancouver is…

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